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Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1006
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FGCU Remembers Sept. 11, 2001

FORT MYERS, FL - Thursday, Sept. 9, Florida Gulf Coast University begins a weeklong remembrance of those who died Sept. 11, 2001, in the tragedy that struck the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon and United Airlines Flight 93 in Pennsylvania.

The week of events focuses on national unity amid the challenges of a new era, a remembrance of those who lost their lives, the reorganization of firefighters and private citizens in providing assistance, and viewing the world as a singular global community.

For more information, contact event coordinator Carol Wilson at (239) 590-7834.

Thursday, Sept. 9, lawn between McTarnaghan Hall and the Student Union
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.     San Carlos Fire Department fire truck with ladder raised over the ceremony, displaying an American flag at the end of the latter

11:30 a.m. to Noon     Barron Collier Band and Color Guard patriotic tribute

Noon     Student Union bell tower tolls 30 times, once for every 100 victims of Sept. 11

12:10 p.m.     Speaker: provost and vice president for Academic Affairs Bonnie Yegidis

12:20 p.m.     Student Support Services announces Sept. 11 Memorial Contest

12:25 p.m. to 1 p.m.     University Singers patriotic tribute

Saturday, Sept. 11     Student in-service project helping hurricane victims in Punta Gorda

Monday, Sept. 13, Student Union
Noon to 1:30 p.m.     "The Impact of 9-11 on American Society" panel discussion with professor of Public Affairs Peter Bergerson, moderator. Panel includes representatives from the FBI, FDLE, ACLU, Collier County Sheriff's office and an academic psychologist

4 p.m. to 5 p.m.     Azhar Subedar and Rasim F. Kut from the Naples Islamic Center speak on Islamic history and culture

Tuesday, Sept. 14, FGCU Bookstore
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.     Panel discussion with Peace Corp volunteers on giving back and making the world a better place

Wednesday, Sept. 15, Howard Hall
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.     Homeland Security Committee representative discusses goals of the department and what is being done to improve safety

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